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Today's Features

  • Alfalfa is a high quality, high yielding, perennial legume and is incredibly versatile under proper management. It can be grown in pure stands or mixtures for grazing, and can be the best legume choice for a grass-legume grazing.  There are numerous grazing tolerant varieties now available so there is no need to be as concerned about persistence under grazing (providing it is properly managed).

  • A Howardstown farm family represented Kentucky at the American Farm Bureau meeting Jan. 10-12 in Seattle where judges selected the Outstanding Young Farm Family. They came away national winners.

    Aaron and Ashley Reding and their children Kathryn, 9, Andrew, 4, and Adam, 15 months, were announced state titlists at Kentucky Farm Bureau’s annual meeting Dec. 4 in Louisville. Prior to that, the LaRue County Farm Bureau entrants were among three regional winners announced in July.

  • Grain Marketing Short Course

    A Grain Marketing Short Course will be 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Feb. 17 and 24 at the Hardin County Extension Service in Elizabethtown. Various elements of grain marketing will be discussed including cash contracts, futures, basis, hedging, ACRE, crop insurance and marketing strategies. Enrollment is limited and there is a $20 registration fee. For enrollment or for more information, contact the LaRue County Extension Office at 358-3401. 

               

  • County Homemaker Scholarship

    A $400 scholarship is available to LaRue County residents graduating from high school this year who plan to earn a degree in Family & Consumer Sciences, Agriculture or related fields or an adult county resident returning to college, vocational or technical school for any field of study. Application forms are available at the Extension Service office (358-3401) or on the office Web site ces. ca.uky.edu/larue/FamilyConsumerSciences. Applications are due to the Extension Service office by March 12.

  • Feb. 16 – Headstart

    Feb. 17 – Bullfrogs & Butterflies, Learning Tree, TLC, Hines Lane, Country Lane, Childress Loop, Warren Rd., Logan DeSpain Rd.

    Feb. 18 – Laugh & Learn, Kids Crew, Nationwide Uniform, LaRue Baptist School

    Feb. 23 – LCHS, LCMS, Bethany’s, Valerie’s, Senior Citizens Center, Adult Daycare

    Feb. 24 – Even Start

    Feb. 25 – First Friends, Preschool, Even Start, Preschool

  • The LaRue County 4-H Shooting Sports Club will hold an orientation meeting 6:30 p.m. Feb. 4 at the Extension Office. Anyone interested is encouraged to attend.  The 4-H Shooting Sports program is open to LaRue County youth ages 9 to 18. If you are interested, but not already a member of 4-H, membership forms will be available at the meeting. Parents are encouraged to attend the meeting with their children. Volunteers are always needed to help the coaches during practices. 

  • Renovating pastures and hay fields to renew grass productivity is one of the most important things LaRue County farmers can do to improve the grassland grazing and hay land in the county. Pastures in LaRue County feed the county’s 28,000 head of cattle and calves in addition to the other ruminant livestock and horses. Believe or not, pasture renovation time will soon be here.

  • Senior Citizens music

    The Senior Citizens Center, 112 N. Walters Ave., Hodgenville, has music 6:30 p.m. every Saturday. Musicians and singers are welcome. For more information, call 358-4311 or e-mail viola47@windstream.net.

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  • 4-H Camp

  • The 4-H Poetry Contest is being held again this year. The contest is open to LaRue County youth, ages 9 to 18. Each youth may enter one poem for the competition.

    All poems must be submitted to the Extension Service office by Feb. 1. Most students have probably already written poems for school. Why not turn your best poem in to be judged? Teachers, you may even wish to require your students to participate in the poetry contest or give extra credit for those students who participate.